In these disconcerting financial times, financing your patients’ dental work in-house is far from a wise idea. Yet, many patients need financing! For years, dental consultants have advised dentists to stop “being the bank.” With companies like CareCredit, CapitalOne, CitiHealth, and Chase offering low- and no-interest financing options, life has become a little easier for dentists.
Some financing companies have come and gone – Unicorn was bought out by Chase and Dental Fee Plan is now CapitalOne. However, CareCredit recently added its 100,000th practice to the clients it serves. And did you know that the CareCredit website gets up to 350,000 visits per day?
In “Smart Buys,” a column featured in DentalTown Magazine, Dr. Louis Malcmacher tells us that people who use CareCredit at places like the vet, the MD, or the optometrist also use their card at the dentist’s office. Seven million people have or have had a CareCredit card, and the company continues to market to these consumers, as well as potential customers. To lean how to work with CareCredit at your practice, visit www.carecredit.com.